Idra Novey Launches Ways to Disappear

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 6,555 views

Nell Freudenberger talks with Idra Novey about her debut novel WAYS TO DISAPPEAR at Housing Works Bookstores

Idra Novey launched her debut novel Ways to Disappear at Housing Works. She spoke with writer and critic Nell Freudenberger. Novey, who has published poetry, has also worked as a translator including a novel by Clarice Lispector. Ways to Disappear follows the story of a translator searching for her author who has recently disappeared.

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Sharon Guskin Launches The Forgetting Time

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 5,174 views

Sharon Guskin reading THE FORGETTING TIME with Liesl Schillinger

Sharon Guskin launched her debut novel The Forgetting Time at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. She was joined for conversation by Liesl Schillinger, a journalist and critic. The Forgetting Time is the story of a single mother raising a child who has disturbing dreams — dreams so vivid they feel like authentic memories of a past life.

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Alexander Chee Discusses The Queen of the Night with Maud Newton

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 | 6,529 views

Alexander Chee, author of THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, at McNally Jackson Books with Maud Newton

Alexander Chee launched his latest novel, The Queen of the Night, last week at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows Parisian opera singer Lilliet Berne on a personal adventure through her past mysteries. Chee spoke with his friend, the critic Maud Newton, about the book and the process of writing it over the last fifteen years.

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Rachel Cantor Discusses Good On Paper

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 6,584 views

Rachel Cantor reads GOOD ON PAPER at Book Culture in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood

Rachel Cantor launched her second novel Good On Paper last week. The novel follows Shira Greene who is asked to translate an important book that will make her translating career. Cantor was joined by Susan Bernofsky, a translator, at Book Culture on Wednesday to discuss the novel and the art of translation. The book is set in the Upper West Side and Cantor says she was excited to read it in that neighborhood.

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Manhattanville Reading Series Launches in Crown Heights

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Monday, February 1st, 2016 | 6,888 views

Crown Heights has a new reading series. The product of a collaboration between Manhattanville Coffee and Penina Roth, the monthly event launched last week. The series is designed for emerging writers, and each event will feature one published author as a headliner along with several other writers who are yet to have published a book.

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James Hannaham Reads Delicious Foods

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | 6,579 views

James Hannaham reads DELICIOUS FOODS at Center for Fiction in Manhattan

James Hannaham read from his latest novel, Delicious Foods, last week at Center for Fiction in Manhattan. He was joined, eventually, by Joshua Furst, delayed by shoddy subway service. Delicious Foods explores both modern slavery and drug addiction in Louisiana.

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Halfway There Reading Series

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Monday, December 21st, 2015 | 9,581 views

Halfway there series, photos by Melissa Adamo

When you want to read your fiction after just publishing a book, but there just doesn’t seem to be a good fit for you in your state, what do you do?

Well, Nicole Haroutunian, an English Kills Review contributor, joined forces with Apryl Lee to create their own series in Montclair, New Jersey. Now, four times a year, The Halfway There Reading Series combines community and the arts to give both emerging and well-established authors a platform for their work without a hike into the city.

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Michael Cunningham reads A Wild Swan

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Friday, December 18th, 2015 | 8,699 views

Michael Cunningham reads A WILD SWAN at BookCourt

Michael Cunningham read from his latest book, A Wild Swan, a collection of short stories at BookCourt in Brooklyn. He brought him his friend and musician Billy Hough.

The story collection pulls from classic fairy tales, though all with modern twists. The idea originated in Cunningham’s childhood when his parents would read to him. He describes himself as a junkie for stories as kid.

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